Volunteer #usa

Nana Redell

This group helped me find out some cemetery information about my grandfather. He is buried in Bayside Cemetery Queens NY Gate10. I dont have a plot number.
I was wondering if anyone here would be willing to walk in this area and see if they can find a head stone for his.
I have been told that the Gate 10 area is not large.
I would be most grateful if someone could do this for me. Looking for Max Lefkowitz, died and buried May 5, 1933
Sincerely ,
Nayna Redell

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                                    There is information in JewishGen's Database on Bayside Cemetary:

Miami, FL - defunct Jewish funeral home - where are the records? #general #usa #records


Hello all

My relative died in Miami in 1962 while vacationing; his son disinterred him in 1963 to transfer him elsewhere (this was confirmed by Mount Nebo Miami cemetery staff)- nobody knows to where. The funeral home, per his death certificate, was Gordon Funeral Home and they've been defunct for some decades. I was in touch with a sales person for the Mt Nebo - Kendall cemetery there there but they did not inherit any records from the old place. Would someone know where the records are? I read a similar post here the other day about a different defunct funeral home that stated that the records went to the Jewish Society of that state or county. Would it be the same for Florida? Can anyone direct me please?

There is only one grand daughter alive but she does not know where he is buried. His brother is buried in the Zhashkower Society in Mt. Hebron Cemetery in Queens but he himself is not there.

I already checked Find a grave, Billiongraves, asked at his son's cemetery in Roxbury, Massachusetts and around Spring Valley, NY, where my relative lived. I also sent an email to Division of Funeral, Cemetery,and Consumer Services in Florida but they don't keep such old records.

Thank you in advance,

Shosh Eizenshtein, Toronto
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Searching for CHARAS, BALBIRER, KESSLER, STEPPEL in Lisko (Lesko) and KNOBEL in Bukowsko (Poland); MITNIK, REKUN, KANTERMAN in Zhashkow (Tarasha), Bogopol, Olviopol, Golta, Pervomaysk (Kherson) Russian Empire

Re: German Jews who served the Third Reich #germany #general

Larry Freund

Israeli filmmaker Larry Price produced a film, “Hitler’s Jewish Soldiers,” a few years ago, described as “the original and in-depth 59-minute documentary about the 150,000 men of Jewish origin who served in the Warmacht, the German Army, during WWII.” More at


Larry Freund

New York, NY

Re: German Jews who served the Third Reich #germany #general


I believe this was the case for my great-uncle as well. He was from Berlin: his mother was Jewish but father was likely Catholic. I know that he survived as there are documents in his name from West Germany in the mid-1980's, however I've never been able to track him down beyond those brief and dead-end records. He was conscripted in 1944, when the regime was at its most desperate.

I have read the book, but wish it was a bit easier to research this stuff online. Maybe it will be for my children, at least...?

Re: German Jews who served the Third Reich #germany #general

David Brostoff

On Aug 7, 2021, at 10:12 AM, Plevine300 via <> wrote:

I have found the cemetery in France where he is buried. I don't know it off hand but I have it somewhere on my computer. I wish I could travel there and take a photo of his grave.
If you create a virtual memorial on FindAGrave, you can request a photo from a local volunteer.

David Brostoff

Kalman Kinnory #israel


Looking for information on Kalmon Kinnory, a noted violinist, who was born in the UK, with a different name, and later immigrated to Israel in the 1950s .

Arthur Stupay

Re: Deutsch family tree on Geni going back to the 14th century #hungary


I had the same problem with the managers not answering. Then, I discovered that the information for two Leopold Deutsch were mixed together in what they put on Geni. So, I’ve disconnected my tree from the incorrect Leopold Deutsch and all his ancestors. I have documentation for the correct one. 

Henry Jay Forman, Studio City, California 

Re: Hebrew translation on gravestone #translation


Here lies
Our dear mother, an important woman,
Mrs. Yenta daughter of Reuven
Died 11 Av 5688
May her soul be bound up in the bond of everlasting life. (acronym)

David Rosen

On 8/7/2021 12:38 PM, dbpdallas via wrote:

Would someone be able to translate the inscription on Yetta Kriegel's marker?

 Yetta Kriegel

Thank you and kind regards,
David Passman
Dallas, Texas

German Jews who served the Third Reich #germany #general


My grandfather, who escaped to Ecuador during the Holocaust wore a German Uniform.
My Grandmother (his wife, who escaped with him to Ecuador, her brother, fought in WW1 for Germany and died in France. I have found the cemetery in France where he is buried. I don't know it off hand but I have it somewhere on my computer. I wish I could travel there and take a photo of his grave. He would be my great Uncle. They did not return the bodies to Germany in those days but buried soldiers where they died.
Paulette Levine
Houston, TX

Hebrew translation on gravestone #translation



Would someone be able to translate the inscription on Yetta Kriegel's marker?

 Yetta Kriegel

Thank you and kind regards,
David Passman
Dallas, Texas

Re: Deutsch family tree on Geni going back to the 14th century #hungary

Vivian Kahn

The three "researchers" listed as managers of this tree are notorious for harvesting records and not bothering to include sources. Your best bet is to identify most-recent common ancestor and do your own research.  I am connected to Anna through marriage between my great-grandmother's brother-in-law who was a SINGER. The SPITZ and POLACSEK families found in this tree arrived in Hungary from Moravia in the early 18th century.

Vivian Kahn, Santa Rosa, California
Researching families including:
BERKOVICS/BERKOWITZ/ROTH/GROSZ. Avas Ujvaros, Hungary/Orasu Nou, Romania
KAHAN/JOSIPOVITS/DUB, Sziget, Kabolacsarda, Nagyvarad, Hungary/Sighet, Ciarda, Oradea, Romania
KOHN/Zbegnyo/ Zbehnov, Tarnoka/Trnavka, Slovakia; Cleveland  LEFKOVITS/Kolbasa/Brezina, Slovakia
MOSKOVITS/Honkocz, Szobranc, Osztro, Kassa, Hungary/Chonkovce, Sobrance, Ostrov, Kosice, Slov., Nyiregyhaza, Hungary
ELOVITS/Hornya, Hungary/Horna, Slovakia
NEUMANN/Szeretva, Kereszt, Nagymihaly, Miskolc, Hung./Sobrance, Kristy, Stretavka, Michalovce, Slov. 
POLACSEK/Hunfalu, Hungary/Huncovce, Slovakia
SPITZ/Nikolsburg/Mikulov, Prosnitz/Prostejov, Moravia/Czech Republic; Kismarton/Eisenstadt, Hungary/Austria; Hunfalu,Hungary//Huncovce, Slovakia

Re: Records of Nowy Zmigrod #poland

Jeffrey Alexander

If you suspect that you have relatives in Nowy Zmigrod there is a wonderful KahilaLinks site available on JewishGen with a wide variety of information available. I would highly recommend taking a look.
Jeff Alexander
Mount Pleasant, SC
KKBE Docent Coordinator

Looking for information Warnick/Vernik from Zvenigorod, Cherkassy Oblast, Ukraine #ukraine

Todd Warnick

Looking for information/descendants for Warnick/Vernik from Zvenigorod, Cherkassy Oblast, Ukraine. 
Todd Warnick

Re: New Look at the Question of Sephardic and Ashkenazic Genetics #sephardic #dna

Adam Cherson

No doubt. Preliminary findings are what may lead to conclusions of interest, no? The determination of Sephrdic is multi-factorial: ancestral geography, langauge, culture, names, religious practices, and needs to be established on a case by case basis. There is no single criterium I can give you. Self-identification as Sephardic is a good place to begin.
Adam Cherson

Re: New Belarus records #belarus


Any plans to add Vitebsk?
Mindy Yochelson
Arlington, Va.

Re: New Belarus records #belarus

Ellen Caplan

Could be Bassie (my grandmother’s sister's name, in Galicia). Or how about Rivka aka Rebecca (which could have been changed to Beckie but possibly also to Bessie). Or Blume (my grandmother’s name in Latvia, which she changed to Beckie). Or any other Yiddish name with a B (Brocha, Breine, Bayla ) -  Bessie seems to have been a common choice in America.
Ellen Caplan
Ottawa, Canada
Researching: EISENBERG, NAGLER, GINIGER, KLINGER: Mielnica, Ustye Biscupie, & Zalescie, Galicia; BREGER, LIEBMAN/ LEBMAN: Gomel & area, Belarus; PARADISGARTEN,  SOLOMON: Tukums & Mitau, Latvia

Re: Burial Permit - Amsterdam Diemen Cemetery #general


A Different Theory on The Name KALMAN #sephardic #names

Herbert Danziger

I have recently tested for maternal DNA at FTDNA and my haplogroup has come back as U6a7a1b,  the Sepahardic Cluster.  My maternal line is most recently from Lituiania, specifically Seredzius, and the earliest complete name in my maternal DNA line is my grandmother Minnie Jacobson (1873-1938).  Her father was Kalman Yakobson (1831-1898).  He was married to Rive Pese (no known surname) (1833-1908).  In researching possible Sephardic Spanish roots I came across the surname Colmenero which is listed as a Sephardic name..  It is my theory that the name Colmenero  possibly evolved from Colmenero to Colmen to Colman to Kolman to Kalman.  In searching JGen Lithuania it appears that these names as well as similar ones have been used as both given and surnames over the years.  I would like to make contact with JGenners who have Lithuanian, Spanish, Mexican ancestry and have similar names in their family tree.  I have already made contact with Mexican / Spanish Conversos who have Colmenero in their trees as well.  Their trees go back to the 1400s and 1500s. Looking forward
Herbert K. Danziger
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Medyka 1852 cadastral map now on Gesher Galicia's Map Room #poland #ukraine #galicia

Jay Osborn

Just posted on the Gesher Galicia Map Room: A full-color 1852
cadastral map of the small Galician town of Medyka (now a Polish
border checkpoint for crossing to and from Ukraine):

In addition to its modern importance as a border town, Medyka has
historical importance as a stopping point on the road (and later rail
line) between the major Galician cities of Przemyśl and
Lemberg/Lwów/Lviv. Despite its small size, two decades before the town
was surveyed in 1852 it already had established what was probably the
first formal gardening school in Galicia; the variety of
well-developed garden sections are shown in beautiful detail just
north of the residential center on this historical map.

This stitched digital composite map was assembled and presented in
interactive format by Gesher Galicia. Images for this historical map
were provided to Gesher Galicia by the Archiwum Państwowe w Przemyślu.
To see many more cadastral maps of Galician cities, towns, and
villages in full detail, visit the Gesher Galicia Map Room:

Jay Osborn
Gesher Galicia Digital Maps Manager
Lviv, Ukraine

August 10: Genealogy Coffee Break from the Center for Jewish History #usa #events

Moriah Amit

Interested in the history of American Jewish organizations? Next Tuesday (8/10) at 3:30 pm Eastern Time, tune into the Center for Jewish History's Facebook page for the next episode of Genealogy Coffee Break. Learn how to research and access records of notable American Jewish organizations held at the Center for Jewish History. We welcome you to pose your questions to our librarians during the live broadcast. There is no registration or link. To join the live webinar, click "Follow" or "Like" on the top of the Center's Facebook page to be alerted when the video starts and return to this page at 3:30 pm ET. Note: If the alert doesn't appear or if you don't have a Facebook account, you can still watch the webinar on our Facebook videos page once it goes live. Catch up on the entire series here.
Moriah Amit
Senior Genealogy Librarian, Center for Jewish History
New York, NY

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